Post # 1
as you all know – wedding cakes are expensive! we are trying to cut costs on our brunch wedding. i want to do a small cutting cake but then just have macaroons and doughnuts. do you think it’s ok to do that? our reception will be around 11:30 am.
Post # 3
@amandasouthcarolina: I like doughnuts WAY better than cake! I would be THRILLED to have doughnuts!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Church & N.O. Board of Trade
what about the option of doing sheet cakes in the back that get served on plates, and you still just cut into one small cake? (not sure what kind of venue you have or staff to cut and serve) Or what about cupcakes? Just so you do have the option since some people really do just like cake!
But if I were a guest of yours, I probably wouldn’t notice a dang thing because I’d be busy stuffing myself with doughnuts and maracrons. Those are two of my favorite things, right there
Post # 5
We’re having a brunch wedding too! But we’re having a cake.
My friends had pie at their wedding recently (Oct. 12th). They actually cut a bigger sized pumpkin pie and then had a bunch of different pies for people to take a slice from. I know it’s not really pie season in March, but still, no one cared that they weren’t getting cake. Everyone loved it.
At another friends’ wedding last year they cut a small cake and then everyone had “Princess Cakes”. So we still had the cake, but it was way cheaper for them to do that. I didn’t hear a single complaint about not having traditional cake.
Ease your mind. Don’t worry. I think the macaroons and doughnuts will go over really well.
Post # 6
@Miss Pyramid: +1 I’m doing a small cake for cutting, and then sheet cakes will be in the back for serving. It’s SO much cheaper and I think the cake from Costco is just as good as some of the fancy bakeries out there, if not better quite frankly.
ETA: I don’t think not having cake is a bad thing though as long as you have an equally delicious dessert option. I think donuts are awesome. 🙂
Post # 7
@MrsHoneyBear: i agree! my mom (very traditional) is all like WHAT NO CAKE?!?! hahaha. i don’t even LIKE cake!
Post # 8
I don’t like cake either. We are having a small cake topper to cut and then a sweet table to serve. My sweet table is loads better than plain old cake. Macaroons and doughnuts sound better too! Honestly, at brunch no one is really going to want cake
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Bring on the macarons and doughnuts! I wouldn’t want cake at brunch
Post # 10
yeah, i didn’t find it a “brunchy” food. i guess the haters can go buy some cake since the reception will be over around 2:30 🙂
Post # 11
I went to a wedding where they had one little cake, like the size of a normal top tier, that they used for cutting. The guests were served strawberry short cake. It was way tastier than any wedding cake I’ve ever had.
Given the option I’d rather have tasty donuts and macaroons than wedding cake or sheet cake. But I’m not much of a cake person, we’re skipping in all together and just having donuts. Cake topper is going on the donut display, and we’re cutting a donut. So all the tradition is there.
Post # 12
@Kit_Kath: that’s a good idea to cut the doughnut!!!!!